518 episodes

Every NFL season, Action Network Chief Content Officer Chad Millman and professional sports gambler Simon Hunter analyze every matchup to select their best bets from the NFL slate. Utilizing Action Network's data-driven analysis, the latest injury news and insider info from Simon's network of professional bettors, together they craft their betting card for the weekend, along with moneyline parlays, totals, survivor pool picks and so much more. For the 2023 NFL season, The Favorites will have new episodes every Sunday night, Tuesday and Thursday. Proudly presented by bet365, the world's favourite sportsbook brand.

The Favorites Sports Betting Podcast Action Network

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    • 4.7 • 1.3K Ratings

Every NFL season, Action Network Chief Content Officer Chad Millman and professional sports gambler Simon Hunter analyze every matchup to select their best bets from the NFL slate. Utilizing Action Network's data-driven analysis, the latest injury news and insider info from Simon's network of professional bettors, together they craft their betting card for the weekend, along with moneyline parlays, totals, survivor pool picks and so much more. For the 2023 NFL season, The Favorites will have new episodes every Sunday night, Tuesday and Thursday. Proudly presented by bet365, the world's favourite sportsbook brand.

    NFL Schedule Deep Dive with Warren Sharp

    NFL Schedule Deep Dive with Warren Sharp

    Did the NFL hand the Baltimore Ravens a huge advantage this season? Will the San Francisco 49ers' schedule hamstring them? Fresh from his exhaustive annual deep dive into the NFL schedule is friend of the show Warren Sharp of Sharp Football Analysis, who joins Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter to talk all things NFL schedule. With 101 games this season featuring one team on a distinct rest disadvantage, schedule equity is at an all-time low. Together this trio talks about the NFL's drive to sell sizzling matchups across an expanding variety of broadcast and streaming partners, while maximizing interest and minimizing competitive inequalities. Can they succeed in this effort? And has Taylor Swift and her army of followers become a new factor the NFL must consider? As Simon Hunter points out, "this feels like the first time they are selling quarterback matchups more than team matchups."
    And for more NFL schedule information and to pre-purchase Warren's annual book at a huge discount only for our listeners, be sure to check out SharpFootballAnalysis.com and use promo code SHARPBOOK
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    • 53 min
    The Business of the NFL with Joe Pompliano

    The Business of the NFL with Joe Pompliano

    How has the NFL become a 12-month-a-year business? How big are American sports betting partnerships going to become? Was the Jontay Porter scandal a good thing for the NBA? Today's guest is Huddle Up newsletter kingpin and social media maven Joe Pompliano, a sports business expert with strong opinions on all these questions and more. He joins Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter to talk NFL schedule release, the booming financial pathway of pro sports leagues thanks to private equity, the global reach of American sports leagues and so much more.
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    • 48 min
    WNBA Tip-Off with Debbie Antonelli

    WNBA Tip-Off with Debbie Antonelli

    Can you make 2400 free throws in one day? Today's guest can! Action Network's Chad Millman and WNBA betting enthusiast Simon Hunter talk to Indiana Fever play-by-play voice and legendary women's basketball figure Debbie Antonelli about her impression of the WNBA's development, the increased exposure that's come from Clark, and her absolutely Herculean fundraiser for Special Olympics this weekend. Antontelli was a key part of the 1984-1985 NC State basketball team that went undefeated in the ACC regular season and tournament, and she'll be making 2400 free throws in 24 hours as part of her 24 Hours Of Nothing But Net effort.
    A favorite among inveterate gamblers for almost 30 years, the WNBA tips off tonight. It will be the professional debut of Caitlin Clark for the Indiana Fever, and Antonelli talks Caitlin Clark, her own career as a beloved basketball broadcaster, her longtime passion for Las Vegas, and more.
    And those interested in donating to Antonelli's Special Olympics fundraiser, all of us here at the Favorites encourage you to visit 24HoursNBN.com now to support this wonderful cause.
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    • 46 min
    NFC Offseason Update

    NFC Offseason Update

    Are the Philadelphia Eagles bound to rebound? How badly will the Dallas Cowboys disappoint? And are the Chicago Bears destined for glory with Caleb Williams? Joining hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter to answer questions like these across the NFC is a beloved Chicago media figure, and holder of "the only job Chad wants more than his own." Guest Danny Parkins is the drive-time kingpin at 670 The Score on Chicago's airwaves, and has strong opinions across the conference for gamblers and non-gamblers alike. Together they also touch on the preponderance of D3 veterans in the NBA, the chances Chicago has a superstar quarterback, and the value left on the New York Giants.
    And for fans of the NBA, be sure to check out Danny Parkins' terrific new book PIPELINE TO THE PROS: How D3, Small College Nobodies Rose To Rule the NBA, available now!
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    AFC Offseason Update

    AFC Offseason Update

    "Hey Patriots fans: welcome to hell!" Action Network's Simon Hunter starts the show with a bang, as he and host Chad Millman run through the betting status of every team across the AFC. Are the New York Jets ready to soar? Are the Tennessee Titans preparing for rock bottom? And can the Bengals rally behind Joe Burrow and make another Super Bowl run? Our dynamic duo answers all these questions and many more, including a dive into the AFC South and a dissection of the Chiefs' biggest adversaries out west.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Kentucky Derby Best Bets

    Kentucky Derby Best Bets

    An gambling rite of spring, the 150th renewal of the Greatest Two Minutes In Sports is this Saturday at Churchill Downs. The Kentucky Derby is a favorite among casuals and inveterate gamblers alike, and Action Network hosts Chad Millman and Simon Hunter welcome horseracing expert Sean Zerillo for his favorite picks in the Run for the Roses. We hear about his top win contenders, longshots, track conditions and so much more. Plus, Simon gets to ask him his most probing baseball questions, especially about his beloved (and red-hot) Philadelphia Phillies.
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

BenEaston ,

A Must Listen

Chad and Simon have great chemistry on the pod- it makes for a great listen. Very insightful about each of their opinions and I always walk away with a bet I can trust to make. Also, the Seth Rollins interview was great (not that I am biased being from Eastern Iowa and that he was a student at the HS I taught at).

mbti dude ,

Kool aid

Could not have been more wrong than their opinion about the chiefs. “Bills beat themselves” is the only way they lose. Just one of many wrong assessments.

ereiz03 ,

Decent Sports Pod

A podcast between a guy you’d love to have a beer with (Simon) and a guy that you’d hate to have one with (Chad). Simon’s insights are the best part of the podcast by far, and I’d definitely recommend to anyone following the NFL.

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